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and give yourself a big hand. thank you for being with us. that's all the time we have. we hope have you a great night and a happy, happy new year. see you in 2012. big year ahead. >> fireworks, it has been a spectacular year. this is the "on the record" best of 2011 special. and at the time square ball getting ready to drop, we are taking a look at the most memorable momes of 2011. we have it all. we start with the year's most shocking headliance, the stories with the greatest impact on the world and our nation. this is a fox news alert... six innocent people gunned down and at this hour, congresswoman gabrielle giffords shot in the head, clinging to life in an
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intensive care unit. hosni mubarak has hit the road, leaving cairo in a helicopter, heading to a seaside resort. he left thousands and thousands and thousands of jubilant egyptians and they must really hate him, because the sendoff was nothing short of spectacular. yes, charlie sheen was fired from his hit sitcom "two and-a-half men," this is sheen on top of a beverly hills building, waving a machete. fears of a possible nuclear meltdown in japan. japan has declared a stated of emergency, after the cooling systems have failed, after the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake that struck japan less than 24 hours ago. is your arm larks clock set isn't royal wedding is hours away. we are bringing you all the developments live as they happen.
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from ground zero to the white house, the sound is deafening, cheering, he is dead. and the last thing osama bin laden saw as he took a bullet to his head were members of our american military. former governor arnold schwarzenegger admitting he fathered a love child, it's rocking hollywood, the political world and the kennedy dynasty. he had the child nearly 10 years ago with a member of the household staff. a monster tornado in southwestern missouri, killing in its path, the number killed 116, but no one knows how high that number is climbing. this is the deadliest tornado to hit the nuzz 60 years. it's a long week for congressman anthony weiner. but now it's over. he will resign. the draw-down in afghanistan is beginning, u.s. troops are coming home. casey an thon netierce after the seven women and five men decided
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the prosecution had failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that she is a murderer of her own child. the jury verdict saved her from the possibility of execution by the stai. but where is she hiding now? we saw that video of her walking out of jail, early yesterday morning, escorted by her attorney. baez says casey is in an undisclosed location, nobody's talking and the rumors are flying. the u.s. credit rating has been downgraded. s&p downgrading the credit rating for the first time ever. hurricane irene is headed for the united states. get ready on the east coast. he's dead, anwar al-awlaki is dead. a cia drone strike kills the senior al qaeda leader. amappeda knox is a free woman tonight. she left an italian prison. the question now: where is she
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headd? he changed our lives from the way we listen to music, check our email or read a novel. almost every american has been touched by steve jobs. tonight, sad news. apple co-founder and former ceo and computer genius steve jobs has died. big developments in the child sex abuse scandal, plaguing penn state. the board of trustees has just ousted head coach joe paterno. really bad news for former illinois governor rod blagojevich, sentenced to 14 years in the slammer, convicted of 18 counts of corruption. now to one of the biggest news stories of 2011. the road to 2012. we have interviewed all the candidates here "on the record." we have talked job, economy, foreign policy and illegal immigration. during the past 12 months, each of the candidates has had high points and low points.
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here are some of the highlights and from those who decided not to run. >> i'm mitt romney, i unbelievable america and i am running for president. >> tim pawlenty, i am running for president of the united states. >> i am running for president of the united states. >> i came here to declare my candidacy for the republican nomination for president of the united states of america! >> announced formally my candidacy for president of the united states. >> i'm a candidate for the office of president of the united states of america! >> i'm newt gingrich and i'm announcing my candidacy for president of the united states. >> i declare to you today as a candidate for president of the united states. >> how fast can we get jobs? >> well, the plan that i put together, we have gone through and analyzed what impact it will have. it's 59 action steps. not one or two silver burlghts, it is 59 steps. the plan i put in place will create growth in the economy of
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4% per year over the next four years and it will create 11 1/2 million jobs. that's putting americans back to work, right away. it will improve our incomes, get america energy independent and make is that your we remain the number-1 job creator in the world. >> people have had it. they are fed up. $14.3 trillion in debt. this cancer has to be cut out. one of the most important and powerful tools we have is a balanced budget amendment. >> we need to prioritize right now. we need tov to have a dramatic cut in the spending that we have. we are building up a welfare state that is not helping our economy. >> as disheartened by everyone else, by the mess in washington is today and i think i could make a pretty big difference and that's why i am running and that's why at newt.org, we have laid out a contract with america for the 21st century that i think is a very bold document.
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but it relies on the american people. >> my 9 9-9-9 plan expands the base and it stops politicians from being able to pick winners and losers. that will get the economy going and one other point, very quickly. very quickly, this economy is on life support. it is on life support. that's why my plan is as bold as it is. >> nobody's putting capital expenditures into their business because they can't see around the bend and what health care reform will cost them and what financial services reform will cost them. we need to get the regulatory monkey off our back and we need to get on with thins like energy independence. >> the economy is very different in the world we are living in now. americans are looking for executive leadership that has experience of creating jobs. there is not anybody standing on the stage on the republican side that can match my job creation record. >> minnesota former governor wanted to be president. he announced. he campaigned, dibaited, said
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harsh things and then the iowa straw poll -- he hated those results and jumped out. but he's back with a surprise. good evening, sir. >> good evening to you. >> the big surprise, you are now a co-chair. >> of governor romney's campaign. the next president of the united states will have to lead on jobs and the economy. >> trump announced he is pulling himself out of the race for the white hout house. but he let it be known that he would have won. >> my answer is clear and firm. i will not seek the republican nomination for president this year. >> i have been adamant about the fact i would not run for president. my language was clear and direct. no matter how many times i was asked the question. for me, the answer was never anything but no. >> you decided, it's a no. why? >> because after prayerful consideration and a lot of discussion with the family, i concluded that i believe i can
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be an effective voice in a real decisive role in helping get true public servants elected to office. >> one thing i will promise american people and -- is that within 12 months, within 12 months of my inaugural, that border will be and you're it will be shut doub. >> first, you know, we build a fence. number 2, we enforce the law. we don't allow people who near this country to work here illegally. and when we do find people here illegally and we go through the process of deportation that, does not mean that i want to send bands of people out to try to find everybody who is here illegally. but we enforce the laws in place. >> when i enemy charge of defense, we are going to have a fence with barbed wire on the top. it's going to be electrified. it's going to be a sign on the other side that says, i will kill you. >> i was at a rally and i did it
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more in jest. here's my real answer and solution to this whole problem. we must secure the border, for real. it would involve part of it being a fence, part of it being texnology and part of it being boots on the ground. >> what's the plan? >> one thing we are not going to do is support amnesty. i don't care if you have been here 25 days or 25 years, there is not going to be amnesty in the program. americans have plead it very clear that they are not going to support amnesty. >> the first thing you have to do is control the border. i think you have to go to a guest worker program that is outsourced from american express, visa or mastercard, so there isn't massive corruption and fraud. have you to have very high standards. >> we need to stop the benefits and the magnets that draw people into the united states that have created this issue of anchor babies. we can do this legislatively. i think we need to stop all
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taxpayer subsidy of illegal aliens and this is a good place to start. >> it's always more fun to win, isn't it? >> it's a lot more fun to win, especially when the people are sending two distinct messages from this florida straw poll. number 1, the voice of the people is stronger than the voice of the media. the second message is, message is more powerful than money. >> big news in iowa for representative michele bachmann, winning the straw poll. >> first of all, we offered congratulations because she didn't start to run until 2 1/2 months ago. so what she was able to pull together very quickly is interesting and wonderful for her. >> as of today, with a lot of prayer and soul searching, i am suspendings my presidential campaign. >> secretary of state hillary
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clinton israeli prime minister netanyahu and former president george w. bush, they all made headlines in 2011, from the arab spring to the killing of osama bin laden, we took you inside the holtest political stories of the year, from the middle-east to washington, d.c., the top political leaders went "on the record." >> how are your paraphernalias? >> they are doing fine. they are turning 85 and 86. our family was in washington a week ago last monday, honor dad for a thousand points of light celebration. i'm trying to spend as much time with him as i can. i am, you know, i think the only president, maybe one of two presidents who have both parents alive after the presidency. so obviously, this is a huge blessing and i intend to take advantage of it. >> i don't know if they will be alive after announcing your mother's age i. i am not sure i will be alive after announcing
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her age. >> you miss the job? >> i enjoyed it very much. i really did. but, you know, on the other hand, i'm a junky. otherwise, why stay 40 years in the business? i loved, you know, every day i got to get up and go to work at the white house and the defense department or the ford white house, those were remarkable opportunities. >> do you have a new office? new job since i have last seen you? >> big job. >> how different is it? what's surprising to you? >> well, the decisions you make are real. and reverberate, so have you to be more cautious about what you say and how you say it. >> how often do you talk to the president? >> every couple of weeks or so? >> how about to the senate majority leader harry reid? >> a little more often.
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>> how much credit does the president get? >> after campaigning gaze against most of the things that president bush put in place to protect the american people, he he then in office decided to support those things and they are still there and and the work we did to increase the special force, the number, the comment, the capabilities, the authorities played a big part in it. i think that president bush deserves a good deal of credit and so does president obama and his administration for continuing to protect the american people. >> many people are suspicious that your country hid osama bin laden or was incompetent in finding osama bin laden? what do you say? >> i can accept the second accusation. but hiding him, i cannot accept and i -- i am very, very sure that it is a lot being done by
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the army and knowing the army that that could not have been the case. yes, incompetence, i would have to say yes, yes indeed. >> what can the united states do to help here? to move this peace forward? is there anything we are not doing that we could do -- >> yeah! >> tell me? >> i think the most important thing is to tell the palestinians to quit negotiate other about the negotiations. just get on with it. it's like the nike commercial -- just do it. >> we cannot let the world rip us off. they are doing that economically. we cannot have the great medicare, the great medicaid, social security, all of these programs and an unbelievably great military, which we must have, unless we are a rich country again. we can't be rich if the entire world is eating our carcus. >> i think that -- egypt is a
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great country with a very storied past of 7,000 years. and this is one of those moments in its history where the egyptian people must themselves determine their future. and we have made it one of our principles in responding to what they themselves are doing that the voices of the protesters, demanding freedom, are legitimate and should not be suppressed and in fact, should be listened to. >> i have a secret. for you. i know it's your birthday tomorrow. >> oh, my god. we brought you a birthday cake. [singing happy birthday].
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>> it was the verdict heard around the world itch as to the charge of first-degree murder, verdict as to count 1, we the jury find the defendant not gallony. >> casey anthony topped the years most talked-about and controversial criminal prosecutions, but don't forget amanda knox and dr. conrad murray. a look at the year in crime and justice. and the scandals that rocked the nation, from arnold schwarzenegger to sheen. the stories that made tiger blood and goddesses household words. and from nash strol vegas to hollywood, the stars go on the record, even the super star we didn't plan o. stick around for the best surprises of the year.
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when bp made a commitment to the gulf, we knew it would take time, but we were determined to see it through. today, while our work continues, i want to update you on the progress: bp has set aside 20 billion dollars to fund economic and environmental recovery. we're paying for all spill- related clean-up costs. and we've established a 500 million dollar fund so independent scientists can study the gulf's wildlife and environment for ten years. thousands of environmental samples from across the gulf have been analyzed by independent labs under the direction of the us coast guard.
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i'm glad to report all beaches and waters are open for everyone to enjoy. and the economy is showing progress with many areas on the gulf coast having their best tourism seasons in years. i was born here, i'm still here and so is bp. we're committed to the gulf for everyone who loves it, and everyone who calls it home.
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>> it is the verdict that no one will forget. a jury finds casey anthony not guilty of murdering her two-year-old daughter caylee. the florida jury came under harsh criticism for its decision, but that didn't stop the foreperson from going "on the record." the hottest crime in justice headline this year. but then there was michael jackson's doctor, the penn state
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scandal and amanda knox. take a look. casey anthony in tears after the seven women and five men on the jury decided the prosecution had failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that she's a murderer of her own little child. >> as to the charge of first-degree murder, the verdict as to count 1, we the jury find the defendant not guilty. as to the charge of aggravated child abuse, verdict as to count 2, we the jury find the defendant not guilty. as to the charge of aggravated manslaughter of a child, verdict is to count 3, we the jury find the defendant not guilty. >> the jury verdict saved casey from the possibility of execution by the state of florida. as soon as the judge digs missed the jury, casey and the defense team hugged and held each other. how did the prosecution lose the jury. >> if the jury would have made a decision here, per suant on emotion, she would have been
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found guilty. the evidence was just not there. >> 12 people could not be convinced how she died, where she died and they don't have to prove tbut they didn't prove why she died. >> didn't say she was innocent. she is lying and pearing at night while her baby is dead. something is seriously rotten here. she might have killed there girl. >> casey anthony found not guilty of murder. but what about the court of public opinion? >> i don't know what trial they were in. i want to know what trial the jurors were watching. >> not really happy. >> you will hear from the foreperson, casey anthony, jury number 11 goes "on the record." >> we were asked to convict on cause of death. and much of the time, we were in that trial, a lot of it was her actions afterwards. and that's something that
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although it is disgustinggustind heinous, we weren't able to take into consideration. >> juror number 3 is here, one of the 12 juror who is design signed on the not guilty verdict. >> obviously, you don't want to let someone go free if they did something like that to an innocent, beautiful child. but at the same time, you have to prove it and it's hard. it's a hard decision to have to make when you know you are going to get so much backlash. >> a get verdict in the trial of michael jackson's doctor, dr. conrad murray found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. >> coach joepo paterno's former assistant, sandusky has been charged with child abuse. some of the instance allegedly at the stadium. rod blagojevich was convicted of 18 counts of corruption, including allegations of trying to sell president obama's former
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senate seat. the guy who was supposed to save the european collapse, accused of raping a hotel housekeeper, cooling his heels in a new york jail. this is a fox news alert, amanda knox is a free woman, absolutely stung scene. an italian appeals court throws out the four-year-old murder conviction. the judge orders her freed. the young american woman collapsed in tears. knox spent almost four years in prison for the violent death of her british college-aged roommate. now she is free. fox news alert -- she's home. >> my family's the most important thing to me and i want to go and be with them. thank you for beingw there for me. coming up, a love child. a topless tweet. the secrets came out -- politicians, actors urk no one
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>> off the chart, explosive scandals from hollywood to the nation's capitol. politicians, actor, everyone's secrets exposed. no one got by unscathed. here's the most shocking scandals of 2011. the gritty side of hollywood is filled with drama, drugs and sometimes really odd behavior. but charlie sheen is breaking the hollywood mold. accusations of drugs and porn stars stopped production on his comedy "two and-a-half men." >> is that how he is soap sobber? >> lewdid, yes, clean, yes. 100% normal? maybe not. >> did you hit rock bottom? >> blink. down. i don't know. rock bottom. that's a fishing term. doesn't jimmy buffett sing that? >> people think you are not sober, right? but you are sober? you passed a drug test. >> three of them. >> are you crazy? >> i don't know.
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>> i don't know. i'm grandiose. i have a grandiose life and i am embracing it and they are like, that's not what i expected. and it doesn't fit their model. their model sucks. i am a man of my word, unlike everybody else in the mix. >> whatever. governor arnold schwarzenegger admits to an affair and there is more. it was with a member of the household staff and yes, there is one other thing -- he has a love child. former california governor released a statement. here it is... >> we just got a picture of arnold schwarzenegger with the mitress and one of arnold's children, the youngest, christopher. we obtained a frof photograph of
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him dancing with this person in a holiday party. you can just see in the photograph what's going on. it looks like he's courting the woman. we are told that the way the relationship was, that this woman would come over, make breakfast for arnold, start working on the scmowts at some point, they valid a sexual relationship inside the home, where maria and all the other children live. >> apparently, maria and her family were very close with arnold's misstress. tmz got its hand on family pictures with the christening of arnold and mildred's love child. arnold is shown spending quality time with the child, playing golf and horsing around with the boy. governor, i think most people would agree is a creep or a rat. congressman anthony weiner, implodes. >> let's remember the picture in question is a hack or a prank that someone posted on my twitter page. we are trying to get to the bottom of where the picture
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from. >> i would like to clear up some of the questions that have been raised over the past 10 days or so. to be clear, the picture was of me and i sent it. last friday night, i tweeted a photograph of myself that i intended to send as a direct message as part of a joke to a woman in seattle. once i realized i had posted the twitter, i panicked and took it down and said i had been hacked. i continued with that story to stick to that story, which was a hugely regrettable mistake. in addition, over the past few years, viengagedin several inappropriate conversations over twitter, facebook, email and occasionally on the phone with women i met online. i have exchanged messages and photos of an explicit nature with six women over 3 years. i... deeply regretting what vidone and i am not resigning. i hope to be able to continue the work that the citizens of my district elected me to do.
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unfortunately the distraction that i have created has made that impossible. so today, i am announcing my resignation from congress. [cheers and applause] >> what was he thinking? 30-minute sex calls and emails to women he didn't know and they didn't know him -- and he's in congress?! first he lied, then he got cornered and now the tierce. from the campaign trail in iowa to the union protest in wisconsin. >> from the royal wedding in loppedon to the unprecedented access to north korea. we have taken you across the country and around the world. we look at "on the record" on the road. welcome to phoenix, arizona. >> i want to give you a little scorpion there so you can indulge. >> what do do you with a scorpion? >> you eat it! >> live in the all-important state of iowa.
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we are live in south texas, "on the record" at ground zero, the fight on the border with mexico. the republican party disappointed the american people, too? >> you know, i think that a lot of the disappointment in the republican party has to do with... democrat pundits and many in the media making it sound like the republicans haven't tried. >> we have a jam-packed show from naples, florida, the gulf coast. >> do you have any idea how many are here? >> 300 or 400 firefighters. >> what do you think is going to happen? who will cry uncle first? >> good question. i don't know. >> i have some of my favorite things to see people with unusual hats. that's fun. everyone's got some sort of something to represent the couple. hello and welcome to pyongyang, known as north korea to the
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american audience. we are broadcasting live. it's 11:32 a.m. in north korea right now. and it is a very exciting time for "on the record" because this is the very first time we are broadcasting live. goodgood night from washington, d.c., your nation's capitol. >> coming up, captain kirk and richie cunningham, they are part of american polpop culture. but what would they do if they were not stars? william shatner and ron howard go "on the record." stay tuned for the hollywood highlights. and we're taking you behind the scenes, what really goes on on capitol scmil right here in our fox news bureau. gretawire takes thru, that's coming up. let's go to vegas. alright, let's do it. let's do it, let's go to vegas. vegas baby! maybe we should head back to the dealership first?
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>> from america's news headquarters, i'm marianne rafferty. police in maine suspect foul play in the death of a toddler two weeks ago. the waterville chief of police says the case has evolved from the search for a missings child to a criminal investigation. the father said he put his daughter to sleep in his house on december 16 and that the bed was empty the next morning. police didn't name a suspect in the case. at least 35,000 dollars is offered for inform leading to the conviction of an arsonist who set fire to nearly two dozen locations in the hollywood area on friday. the suspect torching vehicles
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whose flames ignited nearby home, including one once occupied by jim morrisson. a series of arson fires broke out in hollywood a day earlier. two people have been arrested in those cases. now back to "on the record." >> a wild year in the world of sports and entertainment. the stars brought their stories right here to "on the record," from the sports legends to the hollywood legends, we got the inside scoop and a special treat. an impromptu performance boy a special musical guest. >> chet atkins did a really, really cool thing when he was working on stuff. this is how he used to think. he was an absolute genius.
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yankee doodle... because we are up north right now. and he took dixie... and combined them. it's yankee doodle dixie played at the same time. i learned it when i was younger and it's been a while. wish me luck. >> people say they don't have arthritis -- >> they're awesome. >> mentally feeling different. >> incredible. there is no way, i think i wish i was born this way. i wish -- i just can't -- when you find out about the process for the stuff you have been eating. i wondered why i was crazyism the food? >> i wondered why i was crazy. all of that garbage i was eating. the drugs didn't help either, but, you know... >> yeah. >> do you follow this race and follow the race like four years ago? i mean, are you a political enthusiast? >> yes, as a matter of fact, i
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am an entertainer, but first of all, i'm an american. and second of all, i'm a nevadan. and third of all, i will support this beautiful lady as long as she wants to go. >> you were a young guy in high school and have you this older man, they seem much older. they are probably younger than i am now. do you have video from that? >> we do. >> i imagine that's quite a sight. >> it is hysterical. we have a lot of video from that. i was -- i was -- 11 years old when we first played our first gig. they were in their 50s. gee wherez. we used to get $100 for a gig for the firemen's christmas party. my friends called them the seniles. >> you are not the biggest runningback in the world, but you have the most rushing yards. what is your secret? physically, you shouldn't have had those records?
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>> the secret is really not risenning to all the naysayers talk about how big you are, how maul you are, the way i grew up is, it was like this -- the bigger you are, the harder you fall. and good things come in small packages. >> why are you so good at football? what makes you so good? >> god-given ability. >> boxing found me, i found boxing at the tender age of 14. i was so -- i was such a student. i wanted to be so special that i trained so hard. i ran extra miles. i did everything necessary too to achieve success. >> i'm curious, if you hadn't been an actor, plan "b," what would it have been in. >> i don't know what i would have done. it never occurred to me that i was going to do something else. so i never did anything else. i never waited tables. i never drove a cab. i just did something, entertaining whether it was writing or acting or directing. >> when i was in high school, i
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had been a child actor. starting with the andy griffith show and things like that. when i was in film school, before "happy days" and i thought, i don't know if kimake this transition, i would like to be a film maker, if it doesn't work out, what else would i do? i was wrestling with being a high school basketball coach because i thought that would be fun and the other is journalism. vilong felt that it's sort of -- i am very grateful for the kinds of-- the range of experiences that i get making films. but i have always felt that, you know, a journalist puts in his or her years doing that and it's, you know, it's a rich -- it's a rich life experience. >> you have been out of there for five years. it will be six years in june! >> i have never had any hard feelings. i get a chance to see some of the girls at different social events. i am sorry that i don't have really super relationships with everybody, but that's okay.
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you know, we are adult women. we don't have to like everybody. so it's cool. >> did you feel sorry for yourself in prison? here you were -- unbelievably talented and making so much money and everything was so great and then -- >> i didn't feel sorry for myself. i was ashamed. i was ashamed about what i had done to myself and to those animals. it could have all been avoided. i got nothing out of it. the sad part about it was -- i was just about to walk away from it. i realized the only thing worthy of studying is the mind. nothing else stands a chance, but why do we feel the way we do? what originated that feeling? who was the first other than first person to bring that feeling to exist? that's more interesting than studying anything, i believe, on the planet. >> on the record is on the road, all year long. we wanted to take you to as many
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places as possible. so we have sent our grif jenkins on assignment across the country. he has hit the campaign trail and the united states/mexico border and he has eaten maggots at the arizona state fair. here's the best of grif on the ground for 2011. >> greta, we are here at the conservative political action conference. we are here inside the high school. hey, gret awe headed west from route 66 to the grand canyon. here in arizona. >> we have arrived here. >> we near central ohio. >> good morning. >> welcome to iowa. >> thank you. >> this is the u.s./mexico border. it is very easy to get o. when you get over... you climb down like this... you hop down. welcome to america. >> this actually is a lay-up spot for marijuana smuggling. basically, what you are looking at this is a sugar sack.
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what you got there is the actually backpack portion of it. >> that's it? >> this is where it goes. it goes up, the sack itself will be here. >> what are the chances that the smugglers, the drug runners have surveillance points on the u.s. side to watch you guys? >> the high peaks do offer a great vantage point to establish lookout points. we are being looked at right now. i have no doubt, we were called out by the guides on the mountain ranges. >> where are we? >> we near a secret location in southern arizona where we store the drugs that we seize every day from the traffickers in arizona. >> it's a little after midnight in the south texas detention complex. tonight, they are removing 43 honduran nationals. there are a total of 19 detainees deported to mexico tonight. we are going to ride in the cage
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where the detainees are going to ride to their final two hours. you are leaving, yeah? are you happy to be going home now? come back tomorrow. >> come back tomorrow? >> yeah! >> hold on. there is protesters are running wild in the lobby... protesters are running through the lobby as we are conducting an interview with mr. wood. why are you charging in? what's the message? >> these people are billionaire, this is workers rights. we're fighting for the workers who have nothing. >> i'm sorry. we are in the middle -- we are getting -- i don't want to -- >> you are in the middle of the street. i wanted to know what you are doing. >> if i came into your doctor's office, while you were getting a checkup, how would you feel about that? >> i wouldn't like that. but we are on the sidewalk in the middle of a protest. >> he comes across this way with a gun. someone hits him with a chair and you are able to get ahold? >> what happens is, he's just
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about right here. i grab him like that and i come across and i hit him like that. and i take him right on down. >> our viewers never see the unadulterated, in your suite, just after 8:00 a.m. >> we have our first cup of coffee. we're getting ready to g. we are excited. we can't wait to get tarted with this day. it's going to be a good day. ure are running for president, right? >> any closer to a decision. >> not before the end of the month. >> good luck in the straw poll. >> i am not worried about the straw poll. i am worried about meeting as many folks as i can. >> you have definitely made a decision? >> i am thinking about the decision and, you know, a lot goes into such a life-changing, earth-shattering type of decision. i am thinking about it. >> i got something. this is the maggot sandwich, a maggot melt. it's got cheese, protein. >> no way. >> you want a bite.
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>> you know, that is so disgusting. i am now a vegan. >> are they moving, seriously? >> they are wiggling. yum! it's crunchy! >> straight ahead, a very special treat, on the year and online, what makes the magic haphappen? we are taking you behind the scenes, taking the nation's and the world's biggest events to life. that's next. ♪ [ male announcer ] how could a luminous protein in jellyfish, impact life expectancy in the u.s., real estate in hong kong, and the optics industry in germany? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses
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>> we are bringing you the best of 2011 and it has been a very busy one. we have taken you behind the
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scenes of "on the record." have you seen it all on gretawire. and right now, we want to give you another look at the best of our blog. >> okay, here's my office in the united states senate. no. you did not elect me. i simply wandered over here to the media section, to my office. i have my ipad. i have a blackberry. lunch. and dinner. so -- and my notes. right here. i wanted to buy a coffee. but i was thinking 29.99 is what i like to spend on a coffee pot. but justin wells said i had to have this special thing. i went up to $100 -- that was the least of it. now i have this thing. i am not going to tell you how much this costs. >> i don't what thk this is going to be, but i thought it was a pretty color. we close it, right?
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okay. and i can have eexpresso or a full cup. look how fancy that is. >> this is the room of senator grassley. we have done many interviews with senator grassley. sometimes we move around so it looks like we have several rooms. hey, corey, is that alarm or the grandfather clock went off once? >> it will go off again. we are not allowed to touch it. >> we near a car in munich. it is saturday night. we have just come from dinner and we have had no sleep. debbie's one glass of wine may have been fatal. she's holding the camera, but it's jiggling. i am not jiggling. we are here in the egyptian embassy here in the united states. and of course, it's the country of egypt. we wanted to talk on the ambassador. on the iphone, watch it tonight, 10:00 p.m. eastern for
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thealatest on the royals. it is really fun and exciting here. we are evacuating. we are getting everything out of here. we are getting everything out of here, cameras. we are cleaning out the refrigerator with the soft drinks, who knows when we will get back in. we have to bring water out to the street. take everything. this may be our last [alarm in the background]. >> they picked me to the go to the arizona state fair. why? because of my wisconsin blood. i know what these animals are. bill o'reilly probably can't identify the animals. i can. okay, this one -- >> okay, take the video here and swing it around. we are interviewing the speaker of the house, john boehner. okay. we are in rush limbaugh's kitchen at his office, where he does his radio show. we went into his refrigerator, he's on the air. we are not stealing stuff.
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don't worry about it. but look, this is his brand-new tea. >> we are preparing for tonight's show in the dark. i am wearing a coat because we have no power here and i am freezing cold. the sun has set so we have virtually no power. they have rigged the power with the generator to have the computer terminals. you can see that here's the candle. >> we are getting yelled out at. but we are doing a special. [inaudible]. >> deb? you need to stop swearing because weer video. >> okay. >> she has a potty mouth, doesn't she? >> i can't believe fox allow its. >> i can't believe she's still employed by fox. it's unbelievable. >> she's really not! [chuckles] >> i come for the heck of it. >> she just joins us. >> she's a volunteer. >> okay. we are headed off to the set for "on the record."
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we have a great show tonight. in fact, here's debbie. are you stalking us? >> i am stalking you. >> i do this every night. i walk down to the studio with you. >> it's creepy. >> she's following us. it's creepy. >> when we come back, one more look at the year in pictures. stay tuned to see our favorite photos of 2011. that's next. ♪ [ woman ] ♪ what i want this season ♪ if you'd like to try and guess ♪ ♪ it is something very special ♪ i would readily confess [ dogs barking ] ♪ 'cause all i want this season ♪ ♪ is something from your heart ♪ la da da, la da da [ male announcer ] thinking of others this holiday season, travelers. [ male announcer ] it's easy to see what subaru owners care about.
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